Back to blogging here after three years! Its been crazy ride

This was long due and thought of initiating this on my birthday ! A lot of high’s and low in the previous year. Innumerable presentations with VC’s and Prospective Investors about Airpod and Avereconsult. Mentoring activity in PMI on Agile and on Social Media. Delivered my first PMI presentation outside Region 11 at the APAC LIM at Bali

Followed by heading social media strategies for the PMI National Conference 2015 (Bengalooru) for the 4th consecutive year. At workplace had the opportunity to present on Precision Farming with Airpod at the National Conference on Reinvigorating Agriculture Innovations for Farmers (RAINFED 2015) at Hyderabad and furthering of the product marketing discussion for Africa with ICRISAT .

Early 2016 took on the additional responsibility of powering Social Media Strategies for PMI India starting the #pmrc16 campaign for the First Regional Conference at Kochi and just yesterday we crossed half million monthly impressions on Social Media. Also presenting a workshop for PMI Leaders at LIM Colombo.

Looks like an exciting year ahead  after that terrible health scare and harrowing experience of Floods. For more regular updates follow me at @pmiagile and @joesat . Going forward one thing I will be adopting is to update my blog

Burt Ratan talks about Project management practices in building commercial space travel

George Bernard Shaw once said ” The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man ” And entrepreneurs belong to this rare breed of clan who bring path breaking changes to the society at large. Creativity happens when things are not going good and you tend to be lazy . Even for such rare breed of individuals when they take efforts to translate an idea from its conception to reality they adopt certain project management practices to ensure that they are able to clearly communicate their requirements to the stakeholders and able to transform from design to build seamlessly and with precision.

For the last 2 years, we have been hearing about a few commercial organizations working on sub orbital flights. Off late a lot of startups are exploring the boundaries of space travel on a commercial basis. One among them is Spacex a startup based out of US ( http://www.spacex.com/updates.php ) This startup is heavily invested by companies like Paypal, Tesla motors and is churning some very interesting projects on Space travel. Not to mention the infamous Space travel by Virgin One (http://www.virgingalactic.com/ ) powered by Richard Branson – Virgin Atlantic founder . Today you can book your seat for space travel on their website. Today that niche domain is so overcrowded with a lot of smaller initiatives spawning with great vigor.

It all began six years back when one great visionary climbed a podium at a Ted event and addressed this issue. This person has been one of my great inspirations on most of my initiatives. He is none other than Burt Ratan and you can listen to that speech here

Burt Ratan is one of the prolific speakers at the forthcoming PMO Symposium http://copevents.pmi.org/pmosymposium/program/featured-speakers . We at PMI connect with such visionaries to bring them to relate their journey to our community and also how they had followed various principles of project management in their goal quest. At the forthcoming PMI National Conference 2012 of the Region 11 we are showcasing such visionaries from our region with greater fervor. Come and register for a 3 day of packed excitement and to hears from a stellar speaker list here ( http://pmi.org.in/conference2012/ )